ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul bombings

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ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul bombings
Islamic State posts picture of one of the suicide bombers who killed at least 70 people at the Kabul airport.
Gary Willig , Aug 26 , 2021
Plane and US troops in Kabul.

The Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan, ISKP, officially claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly suicide bombing at the airport in Kabul. At least 70 people were killed in the double bombing, including at least 11 American marines and a Navy medic. The Taliban, which took over Kabul on August 15 parallel to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, condemned the bombings. ISIS released a picture of one of the suicide bombers who allegedly committed the attacks. Western powers had warned citizens in Afghanistan to avoid coming to the airport Thursday due to intelligence that ISIS was planning a major terrorist attack.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/312518
 

Ben D

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Pentagon says only one bomb was detonated in Kabul airport attack​

Army Maj. Gen. William “Hank” Taylor admitted during a press briefing Friday that there was only one ISIS-affiliated explosion at the Abbey gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport. “I can confirm for you that we do not believe that there was a second explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, that it was one suicide bomber. We’re not sure how that report was provided incorrectly,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/pentagon-only-one-suicide-bomb-exploded-in-kabul-airport-attack/
 

Ben D

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They're trying to downplay it.
No, Army Maj. Gen. William “Hank” Taylor was speaking officially on behalf of the Pentagon. Actually it is not usual for there to be confusion soon after some bombing event like this, no one actually knows the details yet and the rumors swirl, so the media run with a story that emerges and then everyone believes that story to be true, The actual facts only emerge later, sometimes much later as in this case after a full investigation.
 

daygo

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No, Army Maj. Gen. William “Hank” Taylor was speaking officially on behalf of the Pentagon. Actually it is not usual for there to be confusion soon after some bombing event like this, no one actually knows the details yet and the rumors swirl, so the media run with a story that emerges and then everyone believes that story to be true, The actual facts only emerge later, sometimes much later as in this case after a full investigation.
BBC yesterday were saying there were 3 bomb attacks.
 

Ben D

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BBC yesterday were saying there were 3 bomb attacks.
There have been other bombings, but not at the same time.

CIA base in Kabul blown up by US forces: Report​

U.S. forces reportedly destroyed the final CIA outpost in Afghanistan outside Kabul's airport on Thursday, where evacuations are underway until the end of the month.
A controlled detonation was used to blow up Eagle Base, where counterterrorism forces of Afghanistan’s intelligence agencies were trained, resulting in an explosion heard throughout Kabul just hours after a deadly suicide blast outside the airport, U.S. officials

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cia-base-kabul-blown-up-us-forces
 

LivingForHim

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Not sure I believe they were responsible. It was a very large bomb and one educated theory I heard was that with the size of this bomb it had a window of a week prior to be placed and that was a week before ISIS were released from the prison. They weren’t sure who it was because of the number of bad actors and countries that are on the ground and our CIA and intelligence having been pulled at out with our withdrawal, but there were confident it wasn’t ISIS.
 
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